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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »
<p>... are coming in 2014. Along with a host of Cinema EOS products in April.</p>

that's the only part of the article I fully believe.  :P

Not in April.... NOW!


Btw: Canon still has no competitor to the D800E. The 1D line is twice the price of the D800.  Maybe Canon will be able meet our wishes in 2014 (high MP Cam @ moederate costs, 7DII,...)

Corrected Posting:

BTW: Nikon still has no competitor to the 5DIII. The D4 line is twice the price of the 5DIII.  Maybe Nikon will be able to meet its customers wishes in 2014 (high ISO, Low-Noise Camera at fair price, D400...)

The point is, just because Nikon offers slightly different specs, it doesn't make it better. I much prefer what Canon did with the 5DIII to what Nikon did with the D800 and judging by the comparative sales figures, it seems like the market agrees.

As for this new Nikon, I'm trying to figure out what's so different. Meet the new Nikon, same as the old Nikon? And, if high megapixels are so wonderful, why doesn't Nikon put a high megapixel sensor in its flagship?

Sorry, I meant that Canon has no big MP Camera and some friends of mine, working for an big Canon supplying company, told me, that Canon will release an big MP Cam - but in the price-region of the 1DX.
Some Nikonians say, that Nikon is developing an gamechanging high-end model... Maybe this is true. Maybe not. We will know in some years.

Fact is, that every company found its niche, where an special Camera-model is better then the competitors.

So no mention of release date.  What good is this information other than to stifle sales of the D4?

It's a lot of information. "No new sensor", is the first thing I read in the announcement. Nothing about "high res".
So it will be the same old 16MP D4 sensor , probably in the "improved" Df version. No increase in fps. Slightly tweaked AF algortihms (no new AF module). Slightly improved new "X peed" chip. Somewhat better video. Maybe, just maybe WiFi built in. Yawn.  :P

Instead of a kick-butt D4x based on the 36MP D800/E sensor plus revolutionary new dual-pixel AF.  ;D
WiFi, NFC, GPS and radio wireless flash commander built-in. Along with 2 matching radio-controlled CLS/iTTL speedlites and transceivers for existing older speedlites, instead of continued stone-age optical triggering. ;D

found @ dpreview: "Nikon has announced it is working on the D4S which, like the D4, it describes as an 'HD-SLR.' Details are extremely slight, with the company promising a new image-processing engine and improved autofocus performance."


Btw: Canon still has no competitor to the D800E. The 1D line is twice the price of the D800.  Maybe Canon will be able meet our wishes in 2014 (high MP Cam @ moederate costs, 7DII,...)

The Nikon D3300 is another competitor. What will Canon do?

Lighting / Advice needed: Mobile Flashlight device
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:51:13 AM »
Dear community, I need your help:

I am looking for an well built mobile flashlight device set (Bouncer,beautydish,... - as much options as possible) that can be adapted to an Canon EX550 or 580 flash. I own a mobile flash-powered softbox, but more is needed. The adapters should be robust.
My youngest son needs it for school´s art class.

Much Thanks

Software & Accessories / Backpack for snowwalking & ski tours
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:38:41 PM »
I bought an new photobackpack for wintersport (skiing, snowwalking). Camera access  from the back and from the side, about 36l volume. But the quality of this US backpack was not good. The zippers got stuck and the whole frame bent under the weight, so I felt every lens through the unpadded backpart. 1 time returned, the new one was worser then the first one...

So I am looking for an backpack again.
It should have back and side access,  comfortable to carry, About 40-45l volume, enough room for 1 probody and an 70-200L lens, 2 lenses in the size of the 24-70 2.8, 1-2 smaller ones.
Tripod, flash, filters. No laptop. And enough room for clothes and food.

Does anybody know such an backpack?
If no one knows an alternative backpack, I would think of buying an F-stop Tilopa.

Much thanks

meet the new Nikon Df ... erm the Nikon DOA :-)

Steampunkt design without any functional advantage. Still need both hands to operate it. And best of all: no video, no video! AND expensive as hell. Conclusion? It won't sell. hehehe!

D800 is currently at 2000 Euros - including 20% VAT [Germany] :-)

Wait a little bit, claiming to have no video... Maybe there will be an extraordinary IQ. Then everyone will buy it. Even if Nikon sells it at 4000$....
Or: This is a new trend. One body for video, one for stills... So Nikon will earn a lot mor money. (Ts,ts,ts... Canon - You are to late! Normally Canon optimizes the profit, not Nikon.)

In the end of the 70ies, I bought a AE-1. It became a good a friend of mine and I took it with me on each of my flight.
This would be an good "retro".....

I took the picture frome the www)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DPreview: Canon EOS 70D Review posted
« on: October 31, 2013, 03:12:48 AM »
One negative aspect I discovered myself some days ago too, shooting some birds in flight:
"Sadly Dual Pixel AF is only really used for single image AF or movie shooting (see the movie page to see how it does). If you need continuous autofocus with tracking, you have to use the 70D's conventional AF system. We looked at how well it could track a subject walking towards the camera and left-to-right across the frame."

It is a pity. It would be a great advantage to use the new AF in tracking moving objects.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / DPreview: Canon EOS 70D Review posted
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:42:30 AM »
A Review from DPReview: "It's only really the smaller viewfinder, less substantial-feeling construction and a couple of minor complaints surrounding JPEG defaults and white balance that count against the 70D in our scoring. Overall, the Canon EOS 70D exceeded our expectations in the autofocus department, and satisfied our needs as a quality enthusiast camera for a wide variety of shooting situations. "

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:09:45 AM »
I posted this on another thread, but it is more relevant here.

I don’t believe Canon will lose their sleep over me and if I, as an individual, stay or go. In fact, as individuals none of us scare Canon very much. But if you read more of the posts on this and other threads, you see a growing discontent amongst the CR members, for losing ground to the competition in the areas that are important to us. In general we are happy with the lenses, but we are not happy with the bodies.

I’m not sure we are big enough even as a group, to make much of a difference, but we have impact way beyond the equipment we buy ourselves. Canon should worry about the fact that I, and lots of other CR members, advice lots of people every year, on what to buy.  And I would guess that somewhere around 20-30 of those asking me for advice actually buy cameras, lenses and accessories. If I stop recommending Canon and recommend Sony, Nikon or something else instead and a large number of members on this forum are doing the same, it will have an impact they should take very seriously.

So, Canon, I really hope you are paying attention. The road to becoming the Nokia of the photography world is not that long ...

To milk the cow until there is no milk anymore (until nearly no one buys the product anymore) is dangerous. Dangerous, because there are a lot of other manufacturers that reasess their products and have an turn over time half of the time Canon has.
Just see the new Fuji X-E2, Nikon 610,5300,... (A lot of new announcements but no one from the brand leader)

EOS Bodies / Re: Reactions, Pros and Cons, and Results to the 70D
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:20:35 AM »
.....So, again, who is going to spend over $1000 on a 70D when the 7D2 which could be much better is just around the corner? .....

A well situated clubmember of our local photoclub visited the formula1 race in Singapore, beeing able to join an actionphotoworkshop with some wellknown Asian photographer.
He reported, that there has been an s lively discussion about coming equipment.
He heared: No new body before football WM 2014, some bodies before the next summer olympics. These bodies will be highend.

So, I think there will be no 7D2 around the corner in the next month....

Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon patent: Changeable sensor
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:33:45 PM »
(Sorry article in German)

Maybe in a few years someone invites a Crop and an FF sensor to change - Great idea!

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